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rant against someone or something

to rave and yell against someone or something. She spent most of the morning ranting against her mother-in-law. Leonard spent the entire morning ranting against the government.
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rant and rave (about someone or something)

to shout angrily and wildly about someone or something. Barbara rants and raves when her children don't obey her. Bob rants and raves about anything that displeases him.
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rant (at someone) about someone or something

to talk in a loud, violent way, about someone or something. Anne ranted about the bad service she had received at the store. On the bus, someone was ranting at me about the end of the world.
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rant at someone or something

to rave and yell at someone or something. Stop ranting at me! The boss would never rant at the office staff.
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rant and rave

Talk loudly and vehemently, especially in anger, as in There you go again, ranting and raving about the neighbor's car in your driveway. This idiom is a redundancy, since rant and rave mean just about the same thing, but probably survives on account of its alliterative appeal.
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s dedicatory letter, the one or two audiences that actually saw the play performed certainly did react in a negative fashion to The Widdow Ranter, but not because of the exclusion of Governor Berkeley from the text.
And it's been a really exciting privilege as one of the longest standing members of the band to watch different generations of Ranters come and go and gradually my position has evolved from being one of the quiet young ones in the group to now having more of a leadership role in the band.
Shamed designer/alleged racist ranter John Galliano may still make her dress while "head hen"/racist ranter James Brown is meant to be styling her hair.
I didn't have a go at the players afterwards because I'm not a ranter and raver.
Compere and organiser Warren Speed says he has been dubbed "an inventive, motor- mouthed ranter in a tartan suit," and "gleefully indulgent and highly appealing".
The votes put queen of pop Madonna as the third least wanted housemate while Radio 1 ranter Chris Moyles came fourth.
Adam's "carnal approach to Eve in his love song in Book 5," which echoes the same phrases from Canticles as some Ranter texts, "[insists] upon the validity of Ranter positions in a prelapsarian world" (145).
Outmatching them all was Comus, whose representatives in the 1818 St Leger, Reveller, Ranter, The Marshall and Masker, filled the first four places.
The festival organisers call him "singer, song-writer, all-round musician, ex-mining engineer, High Level Ranter and witty raconteur".
Tomorrow night, the former High Level Ranter, Tom Gilfellon, is the latest folk-musician to feature in the One Night In Gateshead series.
Johanna Kirby's Joan is a little ranter rather than a raver - whatever the voices within her she spends most or her time shouting.
Sheffield United and Watford have got contrasting managers, the former an old school ranter and raver and the latter a young student of the game but both squads lack true quality at this level.
In her considered and thorough essay, Margaret Ferguson lays out the multiple narratives in which Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and The Widow Ranter participate.
There were many strikes, but Williams, brought up in Ludlow, Shropshire, was never a ranter.